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18+ Digital Transformation, Tech and Company Culture Conferences in 2018

Jan 2, 2018 8:01:00 AM / by Lynsey Smith

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Here at Kintone, we aren’t your typical tech company, so we’ve compiled a list of 18+ not-so-typical events, outside of google.io or SXSW or Dreamforce or OpenWorld (well you get the picture) to help you rock your 2018.

These events will help you and your team improve your workflows, create better company cultures and learn new skills to stay ahead of the curve.

Even if you can’t attend any of these stellar events, add the event hashtags to Tweetdeck to follow the  conversations!

Digital Transformation & Innovation-centric Events

  • Vibrant Digital Future  
    Start 2018 by giving your business the attention it deserves with one of three main content tracks: Business strategy, Governance & Cyber Security & Infosec.
    London, England -- January 31, 2018 #VDFSummit
  • Fast Company’s The Innovation Festival  
    Five days - 125 fast tracks - 300 speakers. Think you can handle this much inspiration, creativity and challenging conversation? 
    New York City, New York -- Fall 2018  #FCNY
  • Driving Digital Transformation  
    Dive into local and international  digital transformation trends with leaders from The Walt Disney Company, NZ Air and more!
    Auckland, NZ -- March 20, 2018
  • The Next Web Conference  
    How can you go wrong with a event that has a tagline like this: ‘Innovation Breeds Winners.’ Plus tickets are 2 for 1 right now.    
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands -- May 24-25 2018  #TNW2018

Events that your creative team will love:

  • 99U conference   
    It’s been called a ‘creative knowledge conference of inspirational proportions.’
    New York City, New York -- May 8-11 2018
  • Clarity conference  
    A conference for design systems
    San Francisco, California, 2018 dates are TBD  #Clarity2018

If your C-Suite Exec's invite to Davos got lost in the mail, show them these brilliant alternatives:

  • The Next Web New York   
    It’s been called the most intimate technology festival on the planet and it’s invite only.
    New York City, New York -- 2018 Dates are TBD #TNWNY
  • Recode Media’s Code Conference
    Kara Swisher and Walt Mossburg host unscripted interviews with icons who are shaping the tech industry and the world as we know it.  Also invite only.
    Rancho Palos Verde, California -- May 28-31 2018 #CodeCon
  • Gartner IT Expo  
    Series of premier of events specially curated for CIO’s throughout the US and globally.  You might even see Kintone reps at one!
    Various locations & dates in 2018

Events that will even your IT department can excited about. Seriously!

  • Def Con 26
    One of the largest and oldest running hacker conventions, they even give out hacking homework!  
    Las Vegas, Nevada -- August 9-12 2018 #Defcon
  • Open Source Convention  
    Hosted by O'Reilly, celebrating its 20th year in 2018, OSCON is the convergence of emerging and transformative technologies and leaders, engineers and hustlers who make them happen. 
    Portland, Oregon -- July 16-19 2017 #OSCON
  • MIT Emerging Tech Digital   
    EmTech Digital is a unique event organized by one of the most distinguished technology universities in the world, in the center of the global technological innovation, Silicon Valley. The focus for 2018 is Artificial Intelligence: Don’t get left behind.
    San Francisco, CA  -- March 26-27 2018  #EmTechDigitial

Events focused on Culture, Inclusivity and Diversity

  • Culture Summit  
    “Because culture isn’t just a HR strategy anymore, it’s an everyone strategy.” Another event where you could run into a friendly Kintone employee!
    San Francisco, CA -- July 10-12 2018  #CultureSummit
  • Grace Hopper Celebration   
    Coordinated by the Anita Borg organisation it’s the world's largest gathering of women and those who identify as women working in tech.
    Houston, Texas  -- September 26 - 28 2018 #GHC18
  • Lesbians who Tech Summit   
    An event  for lesbian & queer women and allies. The 5th annual summit will feature keynotes by Kara Swisher, Tegan & Sara & Sheryl Sandberg.  
    San Francisco, California -- March 1-3 2018  #LWT / #LWTSummit

Events for keeping your thumb on the pulse of tech, because you always gotta be one step of the curve, and your competitors.

  • Collision Conference  
    The fastest growing tech conference in the US. “Come for the conference stay for Jazz fest” doesn’t sound a terrible idea to us.
    New Orleans, Louisiana  -- April 30 -May 2nd 2018 #CollisionConf
  • Pioneers 2018
    Join a global community of startups, executives, tech leaders and investors looking to the future of technology and beyond.  
    Vienna, Austria -- May 2018 #Pioneers18

Editors Picks

  • TechFest NW  
    Crazy interesting things happen when you bring together the minds of Nike, W+K, Intel and more. Oh, and because Portland is pretty awesome.
    Portland, Oregon -- April 5-6 2018 #TFNW
  • Slush
    “Because nothing normal ever changed a damn thing.”  Also an event called Slush sounds cool. Check out the after movie.
    Helsinki, Finland -- December 4-5 2018  #Slush18

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Topics: Digital Transformation

Lynsey Smith

Written by Lynsey Smith

Event Marketing Associate at Kintone

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